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Saturday, March 16, 2002
The Context Machine - Military Intelligence in Action
"The ability to determine context would be an incredible boon for marketing. If a wearable computer could determine its user�s context, it would be able to suggest the product which would be perfect to correct whatever problems the user is facing. Whether the user would necessarily consider this a boon is debatable."

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Friday, March 15, 2002
Welcome to AAGMCWFOS!
Founded in 1979, the American Association for Giant Mechanized Carnivorous Weasels from Outer Space (AAGMCWFOS) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in giant mechanized carnivorous weasels. AAGMCWFOS also aims to increase public understanding of how they got here from outer space, improve the teaching and training of GMCWFOS practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current GMCWFOS developments and future directions.

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Query Letter To My Publisher
Well, I've been kicking around possible titles again, and reading Ray Kurzweil's The Age of Spiritual Machines. I think this book has done pretty well in the market. I mean, the freaking paperback came out in January 2000 and it's still sales-ranked at 729 on Amazon. Mike Brown, chairman of Nasdaq, praised the book as "a compelling vision of the future," and even intellectuals of the caliber of Bill Clinton talked it up to their closest policy advisers (though it looks as if Bill may have been cribbing off Brown in this case):
Bill Clinton Calls Many Political Leaders Out of Touch with the Acceleration of Technology at Fortune Summit
"Clinton said he has been actively encouraging policy makers, as well as audiences that he speaks with, to read about the future, and in particular to understand the enormous impact that future technologies will bring. He recommended [among others]... The Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil, which he called a 'compelling view of the future.'"
So here's my question. What do you think about this for the title of my next book?
The Age of Giant Mechanized Carnivorous Weasels from Outer Space
Just wondering if you think this would be perceived as, you know, compelling.


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Thursday, March 14, 2002
A Short Course in Radical Meme-o-phage

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RB longs to become a real boy

[click to meet Gepetto]

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"blog this, please"
You got it. (More'n I can say for, ahem, some.) "As the digital revolution enters a new phase, one based on diminished expectations and dwindling corporate investment, grass-roots intermediaries may have a moment to redefine the public perception of new media and to expand their influence." Definitely worth reading. [via Eric Norlin]

1:33 AM | link |

Close your eyes and think of a cat...
"Consider the analytical mind a perfect computing machine -- more capable than any computer ever constructed. It never makes a mistake so long as a human being is reasonably intact." Yeah? And what if the human being is not "reasonably intact." That's what I want to know. That's what I need to know. Get my analyst on the line! So see, there I was sitting in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency in Denver last week. I think it was last week. Time is so mutable. Plastic, you could say. I was bored stiff and I had nothing to read. Let's face it: I was bored stiff because I had nothing to read. So I bought a copy of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard. Now, I know what you're thinking. I know what you're gonna say. But dig it, this shit is way funnier than Vonnegut. For similar side-slapping ideas, click on the item directly below.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Hey! I know!

hey, I know! I think I'll kill myself!

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blogger is munching on my postings. note disappearance of the one that's no longer here. what do you mean, you don't remember?

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Tutor With Messiah Complex Seeks Martyrdom By Fire
"As I anticipated, The Tutor has been unable to resist the temptation to communicate with his old friends, though it may cost him his life. He sent a set of his sayings to Rageboy Chris Locke, who promptly forwarded them to me. I have requested a complete analysis of all Hidden Meanings from Dr. Chadwallah-Jones, in charge of Literary Forensics, The Department of Homeland Security. Pending the results of that investigation, I can say conclusively that Chris Locke is a Loyal American. He has demonstrated his commitment to the Free Market System and the Hierarchies of Power on which it depends. As an expression of our gratitude, My Boss and I hereby extend to Chris an invitation to speak to a Convention of IRS Agents on the subject of Communications. Going forward we expect Chris to play a key role in advancing the cause of a Clued IRS."

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Blogstickers to act as official EGR subscriber card issuer
Gary Turner, President of MLOD and Blogstickers, said "This is an interesting new venture for us and one not without a great deal of risk, but we are very excited to have been given the licence and refute the suggestion that this is a desperate move for us. This organization is proud to be leading the way in this field and we are sure that our customers will take to the new service having recognized both the great value and exciting customer experience it represents."

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~D. Weinberger
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Until a minute ago, I had no photos. I still have no photos to speak of. I don't even have a camera. But all these people were linking to "my photos." It was embarassing. It's still embarassing. But I'm used to that.

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